Photos of my Yamaha BB East

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by funkycarnivore, Dec 14, 2002.

  1. This is a pretty cool bass. First time I've seen one in person. Here's a picture of the body. You can kinda see the "slap" contour on the treble side of the body. It feels weird to have so much space underneath the G right there, but overall, I think it's a good thing:

    Here's the back, and it has a clever cutout for the jack. It's angled diagonally so that your cable faces upward and you can thread it through your strap (or go to your wireless transmitter):

    The other thing I didn't realise is that the abalone blocks are segmented. Each one isn't a solid block but rather a bunch of rectangles. You can see it if you look closely at the first fret marker here:

    And that's the only bass I got this week!
  2. Winston TK

    Winston TK Hairpiece Adventurer

    Oct 8, 2001
    Burnaby, BC Canada

    That's a beaut! How does the B string feel/sound?
    And, what's the overall weight like? Nice almost herring-bone finish to the grain.
  3. Rod B.

    Rod B.

    Jun 11, 2002

    How's the noise? I've read reviews saying they were a bit noisy.

    Rod B.
  4. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Supporting Member

    Wow, that's a beauty.

    How's the string spacing? Looks like it might be on the wide side (a very good thing AFAIC).
  5. How's the low B? I know that Bass Player loved the BBN5A's B when they reviewed it.

    Before I decided to go the FBB route, I thought long and hard about the BBN5A, but decided I wanted something a little more distinctive.
  6. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000
    That's a gorgeous blue. High-end Yamahas make me pine.
  7. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    The last time SuperDuck pined, the cops got dragged into the situation.
  8. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000
    If you were into pining, it wouldn't have been an issue. :mad:
  9. Piezoman


    Nov 29, 2002
    Bronx, New York
    That look's awesome. The guy I bought my Ibanez from got a spector that looks exactly like that in green. How much was it? The blue looks a bit better in my opinion.

    Yamaha's are great too. Learned on those.
  10. You shouldn't pine in public. Women and children might see you.
  11. Ian Perge

    Ian Perge Supporting Member

    May 11, 2001
    Evansville, Indiana
    That's a beauty of a bass. I used a BBN5A on a session once, and was mightly impressed. I can only imagine what it's "big brother" must sound like. :D
  12. Tsal


    Jan 28, 2000
    Finland, EU
    I just wonder how good the new BB2005 is, as it's the replacement for BBN5A. Or the new East signature.

    Ponder, the BB2005 is around 1200e, just in the budget for my next bass..
  13. The B string is pretty nice. Overall the bass sounds great in a band situation--it really cuts with good clarity. I'm really happy with it.
  14. RS


    Aug 27, 2000
    Cleveland, OH
    A step down from the Fodera, no?
  15. Yeah, but it's about 20% of the Fodera's price too. I'm less afraid of taking this one out, ya know?
  16. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Wow. That's really nice. I love a blue bass over figured wood. Congrats.
  17. Nice bass! I also like the Transparent Blue over the nice woods.:cool:
  18. RS


    Aug 27, 2000
    Cleveland, OH
    True. Nice looking bass.

    I've only ever played one Yamaha I really liked at all, it was a 6 six with a superwide neck. You could have landed a jet on it!
  19. Christopher


    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    Two cents says this one lasts about a week.